1. I can sleep without my earbuds. For years, I’ve fallen asleep with music. I’ve slept just fine without it.
2. It is easy to forget to single-task.
3. Several times, I’ve had trouble deciding which task to do first when I have a set of things to accomplish.
4. I miss multi-tasking.
5. I knew this before I started, but it’s become clear to me how much time I normally spend each day with some form of electronic distraction.
6. Single-tasking means I can’t touch my phone for any reason while I’m driving. I didn’t text and drive, but I often talked on it or checked to see why it beeped or dinged.
7. It’s hard to focus at first, when I’m reading or writing for instance, but once I settle in with a task I find I enjoy it much more knowing that I’m going to finish it before I move on.
8.When I eat without any distraction, I eat less. I’ve heard that before, but it’s actually true.
9. Other people take it for granted that I will multi-task.
10. Because I’m not constantly seeking to do more than one thing at a time, I’ve had a lot of silent time to think. That’s been nice.